Principles of Reinforced Concrete

1st Edition

Authors: Zhenhai Guo
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128008591
eBook ISBN: 9780128009635
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 22nd July 2014
Page Count: 606
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Principle of Reinforced Concrete introduces the main properties of structural concrete and its mechanical behavior under various conditions as well as all aspects of the combined function of reinforcement and concrete. Based on the experimental investigation, the variation regularity of mechanical behavior, working mechanism, and calculation method are presented for the structural member under various internal forces. After examining the basic principle and analysis method of reinforced concrete, the book covers some extreme circumstances, including fatigue load, earthquake, explosion, high temperature (fire accident), and durability damage, and the special responses and analysis methods of its member under these conditions.

This work is valuable as a textbook for post-graduates, and can be used as a reference for university teachers and under-graduates in the structural engineering field. It is also useful for structural engineers engaged in scientific research, design, or construction.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the principles of reinforced concrete, providing professional and academic readers with a single volume reference
  • Experimental data enables readers to make full use of the theory presented
  • The mechanical behavior of both concrete and reinforcement materials, plus the combined function of both are covered, enabling readers to understand the behaviors of reinforced concrete structures and their members
  • Covers behavior of the materials and members under normal and extreme conditions


Civil Engineers, Construction Engineers, Builders, Structural Engineers, Earthquake Engineers, Architects, and Post- and under-graduated students major in civil engineering and architecture

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Development and features of reinforced concrete structure
    • 1.2. Characteristics of this course
  • Part 1. Mechanical Behavior of Concrete
    • Introduction
    • Chapter 2. Basic Mechanical Behavior
      • 2.1. Material composition and characteristic
      • 2.2. Compressive strength
      • 2.3. Complete compressive stress–strain curve
      • 2.4. Tensile strength and deformation
      • 2.5. Shear strength and deformation
    • Chapter 3. Behavior Under Influence of Main Factors
      • 3.1. Load acted repeatedly
      • 3.2. Eccentric compression
      • 3.3. Eccentric and flexural tensions
      • 3.4. Age
      • 3.5. Shrinkage
      • 3.6. Creep
    • Chapter 4. Various Structural Concrete
      • 4.1. High-strength concrete
      • 4.2. Light-weight concrete
      • 4.3. Fiber concrete
    • Chapter 5. Multiaxial Strength and Constitutive Relation
      • 5.1. Experimental equipment and method
      • 5.2. General regularities of multiaxial strength and deformation
      • 5.3. Typical failure patterns and their boundaries
      • 5.4. Failure criterion
      • 5.5. Constitutive relation
  • Part 2. Combination Function of Reinforcement and Concrete
    • Introduction
    • Chapter 6. Mechanical Behavior of Reinforcement
      • 6.1. Reinforcement used in concrete structure
      • 6.2. Stress–strain relation
      • 6.3. Deformation under action of cyclic loads
      • 6.4. Behavior after cold-worked
      • 6.5. Creep and relaxation
    • Chapter 7. Bond Between Reinforcement and Concrete
      • 7.1. Function and composition of bond
      • 7.2. Test method and bond mechanism
      • 7.3. Influence factors
      • 7.4. Constitutive model for bond stress–slip
    • Chapter 8. Mechanical Behavior Under Axial Force
      • 8.1. Compressive member
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About the Author

Zhenhai Guo

Professor Zhenhai Guo is a member of the Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, China. He teaches and researches concrete structure over 50 years. His research interests include reinforced and prestressed concrete structure, composite structure, autoclaved aerated concrete, confined concrete, and the structure of reinforced concrete at elevated temperature.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, China